Name of Engagement
Shenandoah Valley Migrant Education Program (SVMEP)
Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services (IIHHS)
The primary goal of the Shenandoah Valley Migrant Education Program (SVMEP) is to ensure that all migrant students reach challenging academic standards and graduate with a high school diploma or complete a GED that prepares them for further learning, productive employment and to be responsible community members. SVMEP is one of 7 regional programs of the Virginia Migrant Education Program. SVMEP serves the public school systems in the cities of Harrisonburg and Winchester and the counties of Clarke, Frederick, Fauquier, Rockingham, and Shenandoah. Their team includes 2 year-round, bilingual (Spanish/English) Migrant Student Advocates, several work-study student employees and over 20 trained volunteer tutors.
Involves Students, Involves Faculty, Involves Staff, Involves Participants External to JMU
JMU Only, Hburg/Local/VA
Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)
Primary Focus of Program
Cultural Institutions and Programs
Areas of Engagement
Community Engagement, Engaged Learning
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